14. State Terrorism on Film

Argentine Cinema during the First Years of Democracy (1983–1990)

  1. Robert A. Rosenstone2 and
  2. Constantin Parvulescu3
  1. Mario Ranalletti

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch14

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

How to Cite

Ranalletti, M. (2013) State Terrorism on Film, in A Companion to the Historical Film (eds R. A. Rosenstone and C. Parvulescu), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Caltech, USA

  2. 3

    West University of Timisoara, Romania

Author Information

  1. Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673



  • Argentine Cinema;
  • political film;
  • state terrorism in Argentina;
  • political;
  • first cinematics;
  • Soriano's novels;
  • audience impact


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Historical Background and Some Characteristics of State Terrorism in Argentina

  • The “Breakthrough” of the Recent Past and the Revelation of Horror

  • State Terrorism in Argentina Bursts onto the Screen (1983-1985)

  • The Argentine Past Popular Films: The Official Story and The Night of the Pencils

  • 1987-1990: The Military Reaction to the Trials for Crimes against Humanity

  • The Emergence of the Guerrilla Memory

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgment

  • References